Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says he never took classified documents back home amid a growing scandal over the handling of secret material by top government executives.
As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff had access to all sorts of classified information, but the congressman asserted Tuesday he was too paranoid to take any of it with him.
“This is what’s so astounding, I think, for all of us on the Intelligence Committee. I never take classified documents to my house,” Schiff told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who asked if he had taken any records home. “I don’t know any reason why people would.”
Schiff referred to a SCIF, which is a secure location where sensitive information can be viewed.
“I am so paranoid when I go into the SCIF